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Boracay or Cebu?

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Boracay or Cebu?

I have decided to visit Philipines for first time and had no idea for islands . if any one can help please tell me which island is the most popular one Boracay or Cebu . I prefer more excitement

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1. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

what kind of excitement?

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2. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

If by 'excitement' you mean family-oriented entertainment at night and lots of tourists, then Boracay is the place for you.

Cebu's Mactan Island has 'artificial' beaches and enclosed, private resorts while Boracay has most beach areas open to all, particularly the 3.5 kilometre long strip of fantastic white sand called White Beach.

To get there, fly from Cebu or Manila to Kalibo with either www.cebupacificair.com or www.philippineairlines.com the take the bus 60 kiometres to Caticlan; otherwise, fly Manila to Caticlan (closer) with www.flyseair.com.ph

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3. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

Thanks for your reply , I mean nightlife , more tourists and more people to meet

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4. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

In case you are not aware,

Cebu island is hundreds of kilometres long with several associated islands such as Mactan, Bantayan and Malapascua, several cities and many nice beaches, although I agree with what Victorianlad says about Mactan Island. Mactan also has the international airport. Cebu City has several of the biggest malls in the world and other shopping and way more night life than Boracay..

While Boracay is only a several kilometres long laidback tourist party island with bars and beaches.

So. you are comparing chalk and cheese.

Regards: Jim

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5. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

To answer you question, Boracay is more popular than Cebu. Boracay is more advertised and lots of tourists, best beaches... also very expenisive in most places.

But for excitement i would not choose Boracay. Cebu and Mactan Island has lot more chance for excitement and fun. Lots of nightlife in Cebu and Mactan Island. I live on Mactan Island, they are lots and lots of excitement, nightlife, fun things to do here. Cebu City has more people, and larger crowds, which also mean more traffic.... Mactan Island is little bit cheaper than Cebu City for excitement.

Snorkling, Diving, Para Sailing is good in both Boracay and Mactan. Mactan is the best for island hopping. Mactan is cheaper than Boracay.

Hope this info helps out.........

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6. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

I suggest you go Boracay , Experience the island hopping. I was there

last year.

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7. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

if its for a few days or a week long visit, Boracay is for you. its just a small island but theres alot of tourists and things to do there.

if you are coming here for a longer visit, then Cebu should be chosen.

parties, water sports, beaches found in Boracay can also be found in Cebu.

Both Boracay and Cebu are popular to tourists and are both filled with excitement.

Boracay- small island

Cebu- got cities, big and small islands

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8. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

Boracay hands down..for all the reasons stated, but its manageable, you can walk everywhere for the most part on white beach..you can easily get around otherwise and dont have to spend time negotiating transpo like in Cebu. Nice place to relax and better on the wallet as well than many places named in Cebu. And, if nothing else, do nothing else..just relax on the beach..Boracay wins..hands down..

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9. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

viclad, are you on drugs??

best party place is boracay -- god the ladyboys even hassle you early in the morning on your way home.

big jim is on the money!

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10. Re: Boracay or Cebu?

oh yeah - i also agree with leftovertoo!

but according to some persons we are having an affair....yeah right...

apologies leftovertoo